From the Canadian International Organ Competition #2140
. . . highlights from the 2017 event, recorded at Notre-Dame Basilica and the Maison Symphonique in Montreal.
ALCEE CHRISS III: Rhapsody after Art Tatum. EDWARD ELGAR: Andante espressivo (iii.), fr Organ Sonata, Op. 78. RICHARD WAGNER (arr. Lemare/Chriss): Ride of the Valkyries, fr Die Walküre –Alcee Chriss (1st Prize)
Filler – MESSIAEN: Communion (see above)
JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Etude in Sixths. SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (trans. Chriss): Non-Allegro (i.), fr Symphonic Dances, Op. 45. ALCEE CHRISS III: Homamage a Jean Guillou –Alcee Chriss (Maison Symphonique) ATMA 2782
Filler – WAGNER (see above)
Featured performers were the top prize-winners of the Canadian International Organ Competition in 2017. Following a COVID-necessitated pause, the CIOC in 2021 is back on track with events in and around Montreal… two semi-final rounds at Immaculée Conception Church (October 14-15) and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church (October 18-19), the finals at the Maison Symphonique (October 22), a gala concert at Saints-Anges Church in Lachine (October 24), and multiple concerts or master-classes by jury members throughout the festival week: Martin Baker (10/13), William Porter and Louis Robilliard (10/16), Dong-Ill Shin (10/17), Helga Schauerte-Maubouet (10/20), Rachel Laurin (10/23) and Bernard Foccroulle (10/24).
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